As travelers, we are all too familiar with booking hotels, resorts and even hostels when planning our vacations. But have you heard about world of Timeshare Resorts? The concept of timeshare is that a property (can be a condominium, apartment or a resort) is jointly owned by different people and IS used by these people at different times of the year. Usually, timesharing of a property is booked for a week’s duration at a time. that means that in the 52 weeks of a year, a property may be rented by up to 52 people. Those who own a timeshare can vacation in the property every year.
Advantages of Timeshare
So what makes timeshare resorts an option to regular vacation bookings?
- Quality Accommodations. Most timeshare properties have a home-like atmosphere and facility. They are fully furnished and spacious unlike regular hotels. Owners can usually enjoy A fully-equipped kitchen, AN entertainment system in the living room, even hot tubs or Jacuzzis in the t & b.
- Onsite Amenitiesand Nearby Attractions. Aside from the accommodations, timeshare owners also enjoy the onsite amenities which are included in the property like swimming pools, gym, sports facilities and even the spa. Timeshare properties are also usually strategically-located so attractions in the destinations are very accessible.
- Value and Flexibility. Unlike resorts and hotels, where prices may hike up, Timesharing assures you of locked-in prices at the time of purchase. With RCI timeshares, owners can swap properties in different locations around the globe so one doesn’t have to be stuck with one destination every year.
Philippines Timeshare Resorts
The Philippines currently have a growing list of timeshare resort properties. Here are three of them:
Laguna de Boracay
At Laguna de Boracay, you will be in your own private back-to-nature village where everything is tranquil, sweet, and slow. This bow-tie shaped island, rimmed by towering coconut trees and fine white-sand beaches, offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of the everyday world. Visitors looking to buy, sell or rent timeshare resales can bask in the wonderful warmth of the tropics or relax in the temperate climate of the island. The adventurous can go island hopping, visit a bat cave, trek around the island, try horseback riding, gather puka shells, fish, dive, or snorkel. The famous powdery-sand White Beach lies along the western part, opposite this resort.
Astoria Plaza Suites
The Astoria Plaza Suites are the epitome of luxury in an urban setting. It is your gateway to the hip, fast-paced style of Pasig City, but also has easy access to other cities, the beaches and all the attractions Luzon Island has to offer. The service is exemplary and the resort offers world-class facilities like a state-of-the-art gym, pool, spa and massage center. Café Astoria will cater to your culinary desires, and the shops and service centers are also conveniently located for your convenience. There is live entertainment on-site, and the views from the towers are incredible.
Eton Tower Makati
At the heart of the country’s financial capital lies a jewel of an address. Eton Tower Makati rises majestically at the corner of Dela Rosa and V.A. Rufino Streets in Legazpi Village, Makati City, Philippines. This 40 Story prime property is envisioned to be a mix of Executive Residences and SOHO (Small Office – Home Office) units, Eton Tower Makati will be a real vertical community. With a 2 Story retail area that will feature shopping and dining options for residents, tenants and neighboring buildings.
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